Wash. beauty queen, 16, marries 'Green Mile' actor, 51

Wash. beauty queen, 16, marries 'Green Mile' actor, 51
Courtney Stodden
In the annals of May-December romances -- heck, early April-late December romances -- we have this: a 16-year-old beauty queen from Ocean Shores has married an actor older than her father.

Internet entertainment sites are all abuzz over the nuptuals of Courtney Alexis Stodden, who is trying to put together a singing career, and Doug Hutchison, best known for playing prison guard Percy Wetmore in "The Green Mile."

As an actor, Hutchison specializes in creepy, underhanded types. He's 51.

Eonline.com offers this news on the couple:

"With Stodden, a former beauty pageant queen (she was in the running for Miss Teen Washington USA last year), trying to position herself as a potential Nashville star, you might think there's more to the story than middle-age actor marrying pretty teenager (and that's a lot of story, itself). However, the newlyweds tell us they're just mad about each other."

"We're aware that our vast age difference is extremely controversial," the couple said through their spokeswoman. "But we're very much in love and want to get the message out there that true love can be ageless."

The two married May 20. In Las Vegas, of course.

The former Miss Stodden was a tad young to tie the knot. But got the OK from her parents, Radaronine reports.

When 16-year-old pop singer Courtney Alexis Stodden decided to marry a man 35 years her senior, she needed permission from her parents - and she got it - gladly.

In fact, Courtney's father, who at 47 is four years younger than his new son-in-law, even went so far as to tell RadarOnline.com that: "Every father can only pray to have such a man behind their daughter."

In an exclusive interview, her father Alex Stodden (Courtney's middle name is a tribute to her dad) told RadarOnline.com that she had his full approval to walk down the aisle.

"Courtney is one of the most level headed girls out there and I'm not just saying that because she's my daughter. Doug is the nicest man I've ever met in my life," Alex said...

The former Miss Stodden says on her website that she lives in Ocean Shores and Hollywood, began modeling at age 12 and appeared in the Miss Washington USA contest at age 15. She's also putting together a three-song demo CD.

The actor provided a wedding announcement on his website:

"Doug Anthony Hutchison and Courtney Alexis Stodden became husband and wife on Friday May 20th, 2011, at 12 pm in The Little Chapel of Flowersin Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. and Mrs. Hutchison live together happily ensconced in their Hollywood Hills home with their lil' pups, Everette and Tuna!"